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As the first Rugby title on the Playstation 2, EA Sports Rugby is a full on simulation of the sport (played mainly in Europe, Australasia and Africa). All of the major nations of rugby are represented, including Australia (the current World Cup champions), New Zealand, England, France and South Africa. The game is also fully licenesed with every player of every team rendered into the game.

There are many trophies to be won, here's a quick run down:

World Cup: Much the same as the Football variety, the best in the world fight to become world champions.

6 Nations: Only 6 nations are represented in this European tournament to play as: Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, France and Italy.

Tri-Nations: Australia, New Zealand and South Africa play in this tournament.

Bledisloe Cup: It's Australia vs New Zealand, in a best of three tournament.

Calcutta Cup: Much like the above, except it's England and Scotland that fight it out.


Rugby Windows Kicking off
Rugby Windows No hesitations now...
Rugby Windows Stadium selection has a flyby along some comments on each venue
Rugby Windows Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "橄榄球2001" -- Chinese title (simplified)
  • "Rugby 2001" -- Windows European title
  • "EA Sports Rugby" -- Playstation 2 title

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Pure trash Windows Evil-Jim (151)

Critic Reviews PlayStation 2 Jun 17, 2001 86 out of 100 86
Consoles Plus PlayStation 2 Jun, 2001 84 out of 100 84
Gamezilla PlayStation 2 Aug 14, 2001 78 out of 100 78
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Aug, 2001 7.75 out of 10 78
Gamekult PlayStation 2 Jul 03, 2001 7 out of 10 70 PlayStation 2 Jul 02, 2001 14 out of 20 70
Joystick (French) Windows Oct, 2000 70 out of 100 70
Gamekult Windows Oct 24, 2000 7 out of 10 70 Windows Jan 10, 2001 14 out of 20 70
PSM PlayStation 2 Sep, 2001 7 out of 10 70


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The game has regional boxes for South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, England and France. They feature star players from those areas and images of matches between their major rivals on the back.

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